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Chemical Physics

(l-r) Prof. Gershon Kurizki and Ephraim Shahmoon

An idea for trapping virtual photons is anything but empty

Magnetic resonance image of a rat’s brain subjected to a partial stroke in the right hemisphere (black square); the left hemisphere remained intact (green square)

An MRI method for picking up the faintest signals can reveal the workings of the brain

Fluid-filled structures in the placenta: maternal and fetal blood vessels and embryo-derived trophoblast cells infiltrating the mother's vasculature

A new MRI technique reveals how the mother's blood flow and that of the fetus meet in the placenta

(l-r) Dr. Ariel Livne, Prof. Benjamin Geiger and Dr. Eran Bouchbiner

To understand how cells orient themselves, Weizmann Institute researchers turned to a model from physics

llustration of the photonic router the Weizmann Institute scientists created. At the center is the single atom (orange) that routes photons (yellow) in different directions

Weizmann Institute scientists take another step down the long road toward quantum computers

Running muscles may be predominantly fast- or slow-twitch

A new MRI-based method can detect metabolite levels in real time

Mapping of size distributions of a mouse’s gray matter by quantum-controlled proton MRI. (l) Brain proton MRI; (c) mean cellular size; (r) distribution peak

From quantum physics to biology, a new approach to magnetic resonance turns protons into “spies”

Prof. Hasan Dweik of Al-Quds University (left), Dr. Ami Shalit, Director of the Feinberg Graduate School (left, upper row) and students from Al-Quds and Weizmann, participants in the Social Sciences and Humanitarian Affairs Master’s Program of the Sapienza University of Rome, at the Weizmann Institute of Science several years ago

Israeli and Arab scientists meet over chemistry

Platinum wires attached to a single organic molecule (center) can be elongated into a chain a single atom thick

The smallest electronic devices will require wires the thickness of an atom

Profs. David Cahen, Leeor Kronik and Ron Naaman

To keep up with today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, the quest to discover new materials has become more crucial than ever